Archived News for Energy Sector Professionals - November, 2012
The Queensland Government has passed legislative reforms through State Parliament that it says will provide greater certainty for the mining and exploration sectors.
The Tasmanian Government has unveiled plans for a $2 billion wind farm on King Island, a project that would see the State host the biggest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.
The Queensland Government has introduced the Gasfields Commission Bill 2012 into the State Parliament, which seeks to formalise the powers of the Gasfields Commission.
Australia is sinking record quantities of cash into resources and energy projects, with the latest data showing that a record $268.4 billion has been spent on the sector this year alone, according to the Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics (BREE).
Engineering contracting firm Theiss has announced it has been awarded two new contracts, valued at approxminately $220 million, with the BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA).
Four wind-powered, four gas-fired and one hydro electricity generation projects have come online in the year to October, adding a total of 1,546 megawatts to the country’s electricity grid at a cost of $2.5 billion, according to a new report prepared by the Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics (BREE).
The uncontrollable and erratic shift patterns in the mining and energy sector is beginning to exact a toll on the mental and physical health of the industry’s workforce, according to a new report released by Griffith University.
A new report released by the Climate Commission shows that Australians are keen users of alternative and sustainable energy methods, but we must do more to make the most of our abundant potential.
Coal seam gas (CSG) developers have been accused of ‘massively understating’ their carbon tax liabilities, with the sustainable energy think-tank Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE) saying their actions will throw the future of the entire industry into question.
Chair of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation Board (CEFC), Jillian Broadbent, has announced that Oliver Yates has been appointed as corporation’s inaugural Chief Executive Officer.
Key energy reform legislation has passed through the Tasmanian Legislative Council, receiving unanimous support that will see a major restructuring of the State’s energy sector.
The Australian Industry Group (AI Group) has commended the New South Wales Government’s recent announcement that it will privatise its electricity generators, but has urged Queensland to follow suite and privatise its state-owned electricity assets.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released an in-depth analysis of the Australia’s energy policies, lauding the ‘country’s ambitious goals for developing a low-carbon economy’, but said the sector will still require significantly more investment.